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Hi! I am Tiago

Tiago Sommer Damasceno

Senior Gameplay Engineer on Assassin's Creed VR

I am a passionate software engineer with over 10 years of working experience.

Most of my career was at Microsoft working on Windows and Azure. However, during the pandemic in 2021, I understood that life was short and then I decided that I should follow my passion, which was game develppment…

… I am currently working on Assassins Creed VR at Red Storm an Ubisoft Entertainment studio and I am loving it!

Another passion of mine is to help people get into STEM and Game Development. If this is something that interests you, I would love to chat with you!

Tech Interests

XR (eXtended Reality):

This domain is the tech I am most passionated about it. There is still so much to build and create in this domain. I can easily see myself retiring wearing an XR headset (and/or lenses!).


My favorite initiatives are Mastodon, / Inrupt. To me, Blockchain is one of the foundations for a robust decentralized system. However, as you can see with Solid and Inrupt, not everything needs to be on a blockchain.

Artificial Intelligence:

AI is changing the world. We need to make sure that we create AIs in an ethical and open way so that everyone can benefit from the power that this technology can bring. Inevitably, there will be private AI solutions, but like Linux, the foundation of AI should be open to all.

Career Mission

Long Term
what I hope to achieve with my career

Help turn XR spectrum into platform that will change the world (i.e. business, gaming, health care, and education).

For the uninitiated, “X” in “XR” can be replaced with anything (i.e. AR, VR, MR, SR, LR). I like to think of it as eXtended Reality,

Medium Term
what I hope to be doing next

Position myself to help achieve my long term career mission.

Short Term
what am I focusing on now

Help Ubisoft release Assassin’s Creed VR.

Featured Projects

Contributor as Software Engineer March 2016 - October 2019

Wrote some stuff probably running on all Windows based computers everyday. Create many internal tools and services used by many developers at Microsoft.

Test Base for M365
Contributor as Software Engineer October 2019 to October 2021

Helped prototype and then create this service which is now serving hundres of customers and helping increase the quality and security of many companies around the world.
Creative Outlet Present

This is where I put my game dev projects and experiments.

Camp Fire Works
Hobby VR Game Present

During the pandemic, some friends decided to create a VR space for us to shoot fireworks for 4th of July. We had a lot fun doing it and then playing it as well. The best part tho was hanging otu by the little fire camp and catch up.

Perspective Want
Hobby VR Game Present

I recreated a game mechanic from Superluminal, but in VR. I wanted to see how that felt… and OMG it feels awesome!

Assassin's Creed VR
Contributor as Gameplay Engineer October 2021 - Present

I currently working on this game. That is all I can say.

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